Now in its ninth year of publication, Japan’s SHOES MASTER presents volume 19 for Spring/Summer 2013. As evidenced by the cover, the new issue of the bi-annual release focuses on the great outdoors and features trail footwear from the likes of Merrell, La Sportiva, Montrail and more alongside insights from retailer OSHMAN’s and a retrospective of classic Nike ACG silhouettes. As usual, the issue also includes an in-depth look at this season’s footwear offerings and includes editor’s choices as well as a guide to Tokyo’s seemingly endless parade of sneaker shops. SHOES MASTER Vol. 19 is set to hit newsstands this Friday, March 29 for ¥690 JPY (approximately $7 USD).